Last November, the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) called upon the artistic talents of First Nations and Inuit artists, illustrators, painters and graphic designers, both amateur and professional, as part of a contest for the creation of the new logo for the men and women’s hockey teams of the Eastern Door and the North (EDN).
Among the six proposals received, it was the logo created by artist Frank Polson from the Algonquin community of Winneway in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region that was selected. The new logo will be featured on the official jerseys of these teams as they compete at the upcoming National Aboriginal Hockey Championships that will be taking place in Whitehorse, Yukon from May 5 to 12, 2019.
Mr. Polson’s logo stood out due to its unique and colourful concept that combines the sport, culture and identity of First Nations and Inuit in Quebec with originality.
The FNQLHSSC would also like to highlight the efforts and work quality of the two finalists who respectively finished in second and third place, Yan Riverin from Pessamit and Keith McCue from Timiskaming First Nation.
Both team EDN and the FNQLHSSC wish to thank and congratulate everyone who
participated in the contest.
Team Eastern Door and the North (EDN)
Team EDN is made up of young First Nations and Inuit athletes who represent Quebec in various sporting events in Canada such as the North American Indigenous Games and the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships. The FNQLHSSC is responsible for the coordination and participation of the men and women’s EDN teams in the various
National Aboriginal Hockey Championships
The National Aboriginal Hockey Championships is an annual event that was created in 2002 by the Aboriginal Sport Circle. It is a competition for which the best Aboriginal bantam and midget levels hockey players in Canada are selected to form teams representing their provinces or territories. This event gives young Aboriginal athletes from across the country the opportunity to showcase their talents, while fostering unity and cultural pride. More than 600 First Nations, Métis and Inuit participants are expected in Whitehorse, Yukon from May 5 to 12, 2019.